20. January 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

There is no shame to losing an audition — most great players have lost many of them. Avoid the temporary balm of being bitter or claiming it wasn’t fair or was “rigged”. Nobody wins every time. Keep in mind that the growth you gained from the long hours of preparation is still with you. It is never wasted time to practice well. Try to ask yourself what went wrong (if anything), and how can you use this experience to better prepare for the next one. Look for ways to present yourself even greater next time. There will always be another audition.

-Peter Cooper (“Some Thoughts on Auditions” from the latest IDRS journal, Vol. 30, No. 4)

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